Shadow Policing Minister Jack Dromey and the Birmingham Erdington Labour Team kicked off the Police week campaign this weekend.
Across Birmingham Erdington teams were on street stalls, out delivering leaflets and door knocking ahead of the local elections and the police and crime commissioner elections on Thursday May 5th.
Labour councils and Police and Crime Commissioners will work with police and local people to keep bobbies on the beat.
Click here to read more about how the ONS Crime statistics show that serious and violent crimes are up.
Research by the House of Commons Library commissioned by Labour shows how thinly spread officers have become on the ground.
The research shows that there is now just one officer for every 462 people.
- Since 2010, police numbers have fallen by over 18,000 while the population has increased by more than 2.5 million.
- The ratio of members of the public to officers has increased by 19% since Cameron came into power.
- There are now fewer police officers in England and Wales than at any point in over a decad